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barack obama are trying to figure out how to punish north korea. they spoke on the phone and agreed to push for additional sanctions through the united nations security council. abe told obama that the nuclear tests severely damages peace and security not only in northeast asia but around the globe. he said he wants officials in both administrations to work together to bring in financial sanctions. abe cited a previous u.s. sanction as a good example. in 2005 officials at the treasury department imposed penalties on u.s. financial institutions that dealt with north korea. obama said u.s. officials too want to cooperate. he said world leaders need to agree on a firm response. north korean scientists conducted a nuclear test on tuesday in violation of previous u.n. resolutions. abe is set to visit washington later this month to meet with obama in person. >>> obama's new secretary of state gave world leaders a push of his own. john kerry said they need to show they are serious about containing nuclear arms. >> north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program are a threat now
obama's pick for secretary of defense? or is it the man the american people have chosen? is it about a confirmation or a desperate push to undermine the president's second term? listen to those attacking senator hagel, and you hear the yelps of pain this motley crew of neocons and right-wingers from the sun belt feel even though from the american people's choice of last november. what they hate, despise really, is the fact now in the history books that the american people in great numbers reject their war-like jingoistic notions of what america stands for. their problem is not with obama's choice for a cabinet appointment. their problem is with america's choice of who it wants to be president, who it wants deciding what we should be doing in this world. obama works for peace. he works hard for it. this crowd has other ideas. and that's "hardball" for now. happy valentine's, everybody. what a day. and thanks for being with us tonight. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. i get some backup tonight. jame
in for tamron hall. the nation is following the backlash to president obama's plan b. for immigration reform. first reported by "usa today," the white house calls for an eight-year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently living in the u.s. the leap prompted scathing reaction from senators inside the immigration 8. marco rubio warned if proposed, the president's bill would be dead an arrival in congress. and arizona senator, john mccain, who suggested the white house has a greater strategy at play. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want anoth another -- to beat up republicans? >> the president's new chief of staff is defending this back-up plan saying the administration is only doing what it promised to do from the very beginning. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas, which is we're preparing, we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure that that group up there, the gang of eight, makes a good progress on these efforts,
. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of us in lawmakers don't act quickly. we're talking about those forced budget cuts that take effect march 1st, slashing $85 billion from spending across the board this year. but with just ten days left, the consequences are backing more alarming. president obama outlined some of them today, told congress, let's make a deal while there is still some time. >> my door is open. i've put tough cuts and reforms on the table. i am willing to work with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. but nobody should want these cuts to go through because the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness and ideological rigid tea here in washington. visually, the president tried to make that point by having law enforcement officers standing behind him. many of them could lose their jobs. our joe johns is covering that with the different ways that the budget cuts could directly affect you. we also have renee marsh covering the potential cut and how it kol affect the fo
obama's name is attached to it, and it doesn't have the -- the white house nudges, so to speak. but because this comes strictly from the president, is that why people are rekoilg from it? >> without a doubt. the process, very protective of the process, legislative process. and i think the republicans want to make sure that at the end of the day, that it was something that they were actively involved. they crafted the piece of legislation. and they don't want to be seen this is something the president forced upon them. there is a lot of republicans that i've talked to that are willing to do something that they don't want to come up with a plan and say this is president obama's plan. and they supported it. it has to come, originate from -- both from the senate and house. and that's why it's so protected. they're very protective of the process. and i can understand them. i'm actually one of those democrats that, you know -- i want to thank the president for being a leader on immigration reform. but this is something that he can back up, let the process work, let us work something
what we should be doing in this world. obama works for peace. he works hard for it. this crowd has other ideas. and that's "hardball" for now. happy valentine's, everybody. what a day. and thanks for being with us tonight. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. i get some backup tonight. james carville is here to explain why it's still the economy, stupid. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> we've got to make sure hard work's rewarded with a wage that you can live on and raise a family on. >> the president demands fairness. but even his call for a $9 minimum wage is way off. tonight, the great james carville on how american workers are getting stiffed and what the democrats can do about it. breaking news. wealthy tax fat cats who have got offshore bank accounts, especially in switzerland, beware. i'll tell you why today's announcement from the white house is a major blow for tax evaders. plus, the historic filibuster of the president's pick for defense secretary reaches a boiling point. >> we
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
is likely to further strain partisan tensions less than a month into president obama's second term. >> my expectation and hope is that chuck hagel, who richly deserves to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> there are still questions outstanding. i believe that senators have the right to have those questions answered. >> some senators say they want to examine information regarding u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. some say after next week's recess, though, hagel will be ultimately confirmed. >>> during a live streaming google hangout chat thursday president obama defended his administration's use of drones in the war on terror insisting everything the government has done is legal. he did admit the public should know more about how that program works. >> what i think is absolutely true is that it is not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we're doing the right thing. >> a classified memo recently reveal
to close the debate on the nomination narrowingly failed in the senate. president obama said republicans are playing politics while the nation is still at war. hagel has faced many challenges from fellow republicans. republicans also are demanding more information on president obama's actions on the night of the deadly terror attack at the u.s. consulate in ben ghazi, libya. they want that before they will confirm hagel. the next vote is likely to happen on february 25th. that's when congress returns from a resist. >>> prince george's county got a boost in its ever to have the fbi move its headquartered to green belt. metto says it has about 88 acres that could benefit from a federal agency locating there. no firm decision has been made about moving the fbi anywhere just yesterday. leaders in d.c. and virginia say they're putting proposals together. they wanted new fbi headquarters too. >>> a really nice day out there today, doug. i think we'll have more tomorrow, but look at that sunset. beautiful. this has been about as good as it gets. that's not going to be the case over the next 24
unharmed. >>> his vacation now over, president obama diving right back into the world of washington politics. in the next hour, the president is scheduled to speak about those automatic spending cuts, set to take place next friday unless congress tankes some sor of action. christine romans joins me to break down how we could potentially feel these cuts if something isn't done. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the first question is what is the sequester, this wonky, horrible budget washington word you keep hearing. it's a fancy word for budget cuts, forced budget cuts. you could also think of the sequester as the "or else." last year it was decided we had to get our budget deficit under control, democrats and republicans together, or else, or else we would have these draconian spending cuts start the beginning part of this year. they didn't get their budget act together and this is the or else, the big budget cuts that are automatically going to happen. it's really frustrating, carol, because this was never -- these were never supposed to happen. this was supposed to be somethin
president obama's about to take the stage to talk about two of the top priorities from his state of the union speech, jobs and guns. we expect him to connect the need for jobs as a way to get young people off the streets and out of trouble. right now you're looking at some video of cleopatra pendleton. she's the mother of the young girl struck down by gunmen in chicago a few weeks ago, right around the time of the inauguration after she performed at president obama's inaugural. she's one of the guests there for president obama's visit. we'll be going there to chicago as soon as mr. obama starts speaking. but first i want to bring in our chris cuomo who was in chicago right now. he's going to tell us a little bit about what we should expect from the president and what he'll be talking about. obviously, chris, gun violence has been a major issue in chicago for many, many months now and the president has been called to this question, why hasn't he dealt with more forcibly in his remarks in a few moments, chris? >> reporter: that's right. it sets off in the '80s where he began his ca
that we're seeing at this plant and we see all across the country. >> president obama hits the road with his state of the union message. good morning. i'm bill karins. this is "way too early." the show that is skipping the tea and honey in hopes of achieving every anchor's dream, to sound like james earl jones. am i close? no. thanks for joining us on this thursday, february 14th. we have a lot to talk about. a new effort for republicans to withhold the vote of chuck hagel. plus, thousands of angry people will be arriving at a port in mobile, alabama, today. it's day five of the disaster aboard the carnival triumph. we'll have the latest details from the worst vacation ever. >>> first, breaking news from overseas. involves one of the most visible competitors in the 2012 olympics. early this morning, a model was found shot to death at the south african home of oscar pistorius. he is known as the blade runner. the name of the suspected shooter has not been revealed. but a 26-year-old man, a man the same age as pistorius has been taken into custody. nbc's reporter is live for us in lon
is offering a cheaper version of its macbook. >> president obama is spending time on google+ today. diana perez has more. >> apple's new maks book with the reds in the display will be cheaper and faster. it will accept lower profits to build up its brand. president obama will go on google+ this afternoon to discuss his state of the union address, as he did a year ago. if you can watch it on google+ youtube, or whitehouse.gov. apple is developing a smart watch, but there's already one on the market. cruxes it is wearing a that you can look at the screen to see who's calling you, you are listening to, or what the latest text messages. >> i am diana perez. [ male announcer ] we began with the rx. ♪ ♪ then we turned the page creating the rx hybrid. ♪ ♪ now we've turned the page again with the rx f sport. ♪ ♪ this is the next chapter for the rx and the next chapter for lexus. this is the pursuitpef perfection. >> chuck hagel's nomination to be defense secretary may be running into trouble on the senate floor. arizona senator john mccain says he is reconsid
's in town. she spent tuesday night with miss obama at the state of the union address and then today, as you mentioned, she and some volunteers will be delivering teddy bears here on capitol hill, hoping to sway some of the officials here to change some of the laws pertaining to gun violence. >> i'm just trying to keep them moving and keep her name out there. this can't be for nothing, because she was a special kid. >> cleopatra pendleton, the mother of slain 15-year-old hadiya can't even show emotion as she talked, still in just absolute shock after the shooting death of her baby girl, a majorette gunned down in a chicago park just weeks after she performed at president obama's inaugust vags celebration. >> i'm very different than i was, obviously, before the incident. >> reporter: miss pendleton is in washington after accepting an invitation from michelle obama to attend the state of the union address that took place tuesday night. but it was not their first meeting. miss obama traveled to chicago to attend hadiya's funeral just a few short days ago. >> let's pause now for a moment of sile
are down to the wire on the budget cuts looming over washington. we're learning now that president obama will address the american people a bit later this morning. we'll cover that live. he will be joined by first-responders whose jobs according to the white house are on the chopping block but will the president offer any last minute deal to avert the cuts? we're waiting to hear more on this coming up here on america' newsroom. this is breaking news. he said it was all an accident. bombshell testimony from "the blade runner" this morning the olympian and double amputee charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. good morning everybody on a tuesday. welcome back if you were away for the holiday weekend. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: i'm doing well. thank you. what a story. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the lawyers for oscar pistorius reading his affidavit this morning. he shot his girlfriend by mistake he claims, pumping four bullets into the bathroom door thinking she climbed in through the window in the bathroom and was a ro
of the union speech, president obama proposed 50 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects. but few lawmakers support the idea of increasing the gas tax. i just got a funny thought. i don't think many drivers would like that. >> no. >>> 7:07. by the way, happy valentine's day. >> you, too. >> that leads us right to sal. you know what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: we look pretty good. the traffic is moderately avenue in some areas. let's take a look at what we have now with the bay bridge. a little bit of fog. steve and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it looks like it's a little bit foggier than it was a minute ago. backed up for about a 20-minute delay. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here. if you are driving on 880 northbound and southbound, that traffic looks good. driving to the peninsula, we have a traffic time of eight minutes to 92. 280 looks good as you drive through. let's go back to steve. >>> all right. some of that fog, blanket of it, clear. some areas are clear. it's up here and has been coming down. high pressure is building
to the six people with died protecting children at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will present them to surviving family members at a white house ceremony today. presidential citizen medals are given to four teachers, the school principal and a psychologist all gunned down december 14 trying to protect the children in their care. the 20-year-old shooter killed himself. >> we will learn more soon about the mysterious 2001 murder of the congressional intern from modesto. a judge in the washington, dc, ordered scripts from hearings of december and january be released to the public in a week. the closed hearings could signal problem with the prosecution of the defendant, the illegal immigrant from el salvador was convicted in 2010 of murdering levy who had a relationship with a local congressman. >> the cost of deporting undocumented students. a berkeley math whiz crunches the numbers. >> are the days numbered for th >> it is now 4:51, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit of the city of oakland to keep the largest medical marijuana dispensary open and ruled that the center can contin
that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a seale
. >>> president obama will be in georgia this morning to highlight an education initiative rolled out tuesday in his state of the union address. the president will visit an early childhood learning center as part of the push to offer better opportunity to kids from lower income families. in north carolina yesterday, he repeated his call for cooperation in washington. and put the focus on another item from the second term wish list, raising the minimum wage. >> our job as americans is to restore that basic bargain that says if you work hard, if you're willing to meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead. >> i believe we reward effort and determination with wages that allow working families to raise their kids and get ahead. and if you work full time, you shouldn't be in poverty. i'm doing what i can just to administrative action but i need congress to help. i need congress to do their part. i need congress to do their part. i need congress to take up these initiatives because we've come too far. we've worked too hard to turn back now. >>> the minimum wage would go up to $9 an hour. john bo
think a lot of frustration should go back to the obama administration. it was the obama administration insist we have sequester if the debt super-committee failed to reach an agreement and they failed to reach an agreement. i remember very specifically at one of the presidential debates president obama told governor romney sequestration is not going to happen. two weeks away and looks like it will happen. it will be devastating for the military. we're talking about curtailed military operations around the globe. reduced funding for mint nance and training. 800,000 dod citizens are looking for furlough or forced time without pay. this will be devastating and we're just getting started with sequestration. bill: the last point you just made a lot of people haven't talked about. 800,000 people coput on furlough for minimum of 22 days, three weeks. back to what panetta saying there, i look for members to work to us and can't sit here and complain. he used a different word. i use complain the is he talking about republicans or democrats as well? >> he is talking about both democrats and repu
cain and lindsey graham. it is also interesting to note, jon, lindsey graham is someone who supported obama supreme court nominees. he clearly is opposing hagel here. jon: primarily what a lot of these senators want is information on a number of fronts, especially on the benghazi attack. what happened, how muc did the white house know, how involved was the president? that's what they're looking for, right? >> yeah, that is what they're looking for. they did ask some questions of hillary clinton about what she said to the president. their talks that night. they want more information as far as what, what was happening that night as these reports were coming in that christopher stevens and others were in danger. what was the white house doing? they want more details on it. until they get those details senator john mccain said looks like he would support the filibuster. earlier in the week he was saying, suggesting he wouldn't. but he wants more answers. until he gets the answers looks like hagel could be stonewalled at least for this week. jon: how interesting and maybe ironic that the pivotal vote or
house, president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the sedge educators who died dedicated their -- six educators who died dedicated their lives to the school and the community. a dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens' medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successny blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense, chuck hagel. coming up at 7:15, what this means for the current defense secretary, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as yo
in compensation, and discounts on future cruises. >>> playing politics. president obama calls out republicans after a vote is delayed on the confirmation of former senator chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. yesterday the senate blocked the vote which now will take place february 26th. instead, question the deadly raid on libya. joining us now to see where we are is a staff writer at roll call. good to see you again. where are we right now? >> as you're saying, we're kind of in a delay. the indication is from senate republicans that in fact, senator hagel, former senator hagel will have the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster threat and to limit debate after the presidents day recess, which the senate is gone off on for a week. looks like we're basically in a delay that does not have a particular cause. there are questions that they still want answered on the republican side about a couple of different issues about financial disclosures and about benghazi. there were more questions there. but ultimately at the end of the day it looks like senator hagel will be confirmed and will
of his girlfriend. >> and back to school. president obama outside this hour. you see live pictures there from deindicate you are, fworj george, where the president is pushing for early childhood education for 4-year-olds. live coverage coming up. >>> democrats nowak knowledge they don't yet have the 60 votes to break that republican filibuster. >>> it's shocking that my republican colleagues would leave the nation without -- >> and that hagel hostage. the filibuster is a valentine's day spoiler for departing secretary leon panetta. >> the second best valentine's present would be to allow sylvia and i to get the hell out of town. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell life in washington. the national rifle association has now launched a counter offensive against the president's emotional appeal at the state of the union. to put an end to gun violence. in a column published yesterday on a conservative web blog wayne lapierre from the nra announced a four-year communications and resistance movement, his words, to block what he calls a siege from the enemies of the second amendment. in washi
.org. >>> we have another big story developing this morning. chuck hagel, president obama's pick to run the pentagon, will be in limbo a little while longer. attempts to break a republican fiphillfilibuster failed in the. hagel's confirmation will have to wait until after congress returns from a ten-day recess. democrats accuse gop senators of putting politics before national security. dana bash on the setback for the obama administration. >> on this vote, the yea are 58, nays 40. the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: chuck hagel fell short of the 60 votes needed to be defense secretary. >> not a secretary in the history of defense has been filibustered. never ever. >> reporter: some say hagual e hagel -- >> we have a responsibility to consider the nominee. a number of the republican senators have questions. >> reporter: but democrats see it another way. that republicans are dragging their feet on hagel in order to look for more information to bring him down. let's not hide behind a filibuster. let's have the courage, vote yes or vote no. don't hide behind parliamentary tricks. >> r
boulevard and obama bird ave. >> authorities say the man was light \ / \ not in a crosswk when he was struck. neither drugs or alcohol appear to be a factor in the collision. >> shoppers in redwood city may soon have to bring a bag or be prepared to pay for a paper one. >> the city council set to vote on a proposal that band's single use plastic bags at its march 11th meeting. the bags would not be allowed to all retailers except restaurants and nonprofits on top of the stores that, will charge 10¢ per paper bag. city officials say 42 million bags are used in redwood city each year the were not reduced the number by about 2 million per year. >> if is approved, the ban would go into effect april 20th fit. >> we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. >> with are backed at 4:24. >> horror stories are trickling in from see as tugs slowly bring the ill- fated trial cruise ship into port. >> the carnival will make its way back to this lland this afternoon not a moment too soon for more than 3000 passengers was for dedication turned into a nightmare, lasting more than a week. >> renee
bay rights. >> president obama is hitting the road campaign style today to try and push the agenda he but ford in tuesday's state of the union address. today is making is taking his plans to expand preschool programs. the president is travel to georgia to pitch his plan. the plans to increase and preserve our options for prekindergarten children comes as president obama scene is went as well happen if leaders do not bart $85 billion in automatic budget cuts. those cuts will and that domestic programs and national security. >> this morning we are hearing from a man whose family owns the camp at where christopher daughter's body is believed to have been found. kyle martin's family have the cabinet since 2004. they rented it out often for their family business. for nearly a week, i'll have been watching the man not play out on tv. what does that started tuesday, kyle's sister text it him to tell him swat teams were at their road at their cabin. what did you think when you saw your cabin, your cabin burning on live tv? >> it's kind of funny because we first heard it, i was in the car list
:00 this afternoon. >> president obama is hitting the road campaign style today to try to push you gently put forward in tuesday said of the union address today he is talking his plans to expand preschool programs. >> the president is traveling to georgia to pitch his plan. the push to increase and preserve options for free kindergarten children comes as president obamas team is warning congress will have a clear to not avert a $5 billion in automatic budget cuts. those cuts will impact domestic programs and national security. >> if today we are expected to hear from the national rifle association, a director responded to president obama said of the union address. >> obamas was called to vote on tougher gun laws. >> if the nra's speech comes one day after iits executive vice president road and opened ed called stand and fight on the conservative news web site, the city caller--the daily call her. in it, he should rally cry for gun owners, saying the americans are getting ready to protect themselves. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was n
caused the outage in the first place. president obama will discuss his "state of the union" address and people who have been selected will take part in the chat. ago is taking questions for the president through the white house youtube channel. >> chris christie has wrapped up a two day fundraising tour of san francisco with a visit to silicon valley. demonstrators surrounded the event hosted the scene palo alto home of mark zuckerberg speaking out against his cuts to women's health services. guests paid $3,800 each to get to the fundraiser and goes to christie's re-election race. zuckerberg and christie's connection go back several years and zuckerberg donated $100 million to newark public schools in 2010789. >> pets are getting more than hugs and kisses on valentine's day. >> they are being pampered. here is jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, more improvement in the housing market with foreclosures dropping 7 percent in january and down 28 percent from a year ago. partly because of new laws protecting california homeowners but the reverse in florida wit
a lawsuit that is trying trying to lock the obama administration from taking over the property rented by the harborside health sister. they filed procedures in october against harborside landlord on the grounds of selling marijuana violated federal law. the city claims they operated within laws. the judge found oakland had no standing in the case. the trial could start in a few months. >>> the man accused of plotting to blow up a bank was in court today. matthew llaneza is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. he was in court today for a bail hearing. he was granted a continuous for next month. matthew llaneza was arrested friday as part of a 20 month long -- 2 month long fbi sting. he tried to detonate a fake car bomb outside of a bank of america branch. >> authorities announced they have identified the remains of chris dorner. identification was made through dental records. the sheriff's department spokeswoman didn't give a cause of death. chris dorner's remains were found inside a cabin which burned to the ground after s.w.a.t. teams tossed tear gas in. he is
needed to advance the confirmation. the holdup, unrelated questions about president obama's actions following the attack in benghazi, libya. >> i think that is a sufficient period of time to get answers to outstanding questions and i think senator hagel after that period of time deserves a vote and up or down vote on his nomination. >> following the delay president obama spoke out against the filibuster but said he's confident hagel will eventually win confirmation. >>> to virginia where a new handgun law is closer to becoming law to keep the name of concealed handgun permit holders private. originally only applicants' names were shielded but the house expanded the bill to cover all permit holders. the bill is now headed to the governor's desk. >>> a student accused of a hoax has been ordered to undergo a psychic evaluation. brian hairston is accused of calling 911 last month reporting seeing a gunman on campus. the school was placed on lockdown. federal authorities charged hairston with knowingly making false statements. university police charged the 20-year-old with falsely summon
. >>> in the day ahead, president obama travels to georgia to push his universal preschool plan. he will visit the college heights early childhood learning center in decatur, georgia. high-quality pre-k was a surprise initiative raised during the state of the union tuesday. today the president plans to detail how preschool accessible to kids nationwide. georgia was the first state to offer voluntary prekindergarten to all 4-year-olds regardless of a family's income. >>> and this morning, we are hearing from the couple held hostage by a suspected murderer in california. how they acted, how they say he acted before a dramatic standoff with police. >>> plus, this morning, new information for anyone who's about to work out. who says slow and steady is the way to go? >>> wet roads and falling temperatures, a bad combination. we're watching for any problems with your weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> and lady gaga delivers bad news. >>> two school delays into our newsroom now. frederick county, maryland, and page county, virginia, schools will open two hours late today. >>> time for weather & traff
that spirit that we will win. we were going to win that battle. >> this week, president obama awarded romesha the medal of honor. >> this is our nation's highest military declaration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> at the ceremony, it was romesha's son, colin, who nearly stole the show, just a day with daddy, the war hero. >> and staff sergeant clinton romesha is with us along with his wife, tammy. good morning to you both and congratulations. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about what happened in afghanistan in a sec. take me back to the white house. what was it like to have the president place that medal around your neck? >> so many emotions going through your head. to know i'm sharing the experience with so many great friends and family and all of america and all their great support that they give us, while soldiers are still overseas. >> this was an incredibly moving ceremony not just for the words that are said but there's an image of you, sergeant, where it's so powerful, it seems to say it all. tammy, what was it like for you to see your husband standing up there recei
. lucie, traveling with the president. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. president obama heads home later today after a weekend of golf, including a game with tiger woods on sunday. the debate over immigration reform back in washington is escalating. new white house chief of staff dennis mcdonough on "meet the press" after a leaked copy of the president's immigration proposal, creating a new visa, allowing illegal immigrants to become legal residents within eight years. mcdonough says the president has not proposed a bill yet and is hoping congress will act first. >> we'll be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on on the hill which, by the way, we're aggressively supporting. if those do not work out, we'll have an option that we'll be ready to put out there. >> reporter: republicans slammed the report, including a key player in the bipartisan talks, marco rubio saying if actually proposed the president's bill would be dead on arrival. senator john mccain accused the white house of playing politics. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. >> repo
on time. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> president obama continues his public push for the new programs outlined in his state of the union address a couple of nights ago. he will head to detoday your, georgia, today to tour a pre- kindergarten classroom there. he called for universal preschool for american children. yesterday he toured a manufacturing plant in north carolina to show the need for an increase in the minimum wage from 7.25 to 9.00 an hour. >>> it's the end of the line for an elementary school in san bruno. leaders voted last night to close down crestmoor elementary school. students will be shifted to other campuses in the district. the superintendent proposed closing the school due to low enrollment and budget cuts. >>> corrosion of an old pipe is now being blamed for the massive fire at the chevron refinery in richmond last august. government investigators conclude the company knew the pipe was compromised and should have replaced it. chevron says it's now inspecting every pipe susceptible to the same corrosio
the road again today to talk about education. >> president obama continues his effort to bring his message to the people. tara mergener is live with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the president is on an all-out publicity blitz. he will make his second stop urging voters to back his plan. >> we have a lot of work to do. >> the president is pushing his second term economic proposal. on wednesday, pitching workers at this factory in north carolina where he urged them to put pressure on lawmakers. >> i am doing what i can. i need congress to help. >> today the president heads to georgia to talk education. >> making sure children are getting early education. making sure our high schools are preparing our children. >> he is pushing for an increase in the minimum wage which some say will cost jobs. >> when you raise the cost of employment, guess what happens? >> the latest round of ideas are estimated to cost billions, which he insists will not add to the deficit. republicans say he is not serious about compromise. >> his approach has been anything but, just as investment has become a
back before dark, or you might not get home at all. mean while, president obama is leading the country to financial ruin, borrowing over a trillion dollars, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. and then, of course, he talks about the phony stimulus spending and other payoffs for his political cronies. nobody knows if or when the fiscal collapse will come. but if the country is broke, there likely won't be enough money to pay for police protection. and the american people know it. hurricanes. tornadoes. riots. terrorists. gangs. lone criminals. these are the perils we are sure to face! not just maybe. it's not paranoia to buy a gun. it's survival. it's responsible behavior. it's time we encourage law-abiding americans to do just that. mike barnicle, i don't know where to start. yeah, it's responsible to own a gun. it's responsible to protect your family. it's responsible to have a handgun this your house. it's responsible to have a shotgun. it's responsible to have a hunting rifle. but wayne lapierre is suggesting if you are against americans being able to own assault weapons with 30-round
. president obama on the road to push his agenda. he'll be in georgia later today. kind of a shame he's not in d.c. pushing congress to come up with a budget deal. >> he is taking to the road for the next few days in basically what i would call campaign mode. he seems to always stay in a campaign mode where he treats people of the other party as the enemy and not as partners. if he really wanted to get things done and govern, he would come here and work with us instead of campaigning all around the country. >> yes, if there's no budget deal by march 1st, massive cuts to defense, medicare and more. question, should the president skip the road trip and take a trip to capitol hill? will? >> yes. it's a little special, right, isn't it just a little special that the president, not only agreed to this but proposed this idea back in the budget control act of 2011. the idea of sequestration. it was supposed to be a painful idea for republicans they would never let it happen and then just what two months ago the president got the tax increases he thought would avert some of this and republican
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